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Pepper Shack

No 1 The Strand | (Side door next to Simply Fish), Brixham TQ5 8EH, England
+44 1803 882978
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“jerk chicken” (62 reviews)
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Seafood, Barbecue, Caribbean, Jamaican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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No 1 The Strand | (Side door next to Simply Fish), Brixham TQ5 8EH, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was lovely, staff are very welcoming and friendly I’ll be booking soon for late December Highly recommended

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank jadeb864
ShackTalk, Manager at Pepper Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks very much ... always a nice compliment when people come back. We do our best to be consistent! We'll be back mid-December up until New Year's Eve which will be our last night of the year. See you soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited as a family and were made to feel very welcome. The food was homecooked and very delicious it made a change to the usual fish and chips.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jackie L
ShackTalk, Manager at Pepper Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks very much. The restaurant pretty much grew out of Verna's Trinidadian home cooking which we have made the core of the menu ... supplemented by a number of popular Jamaican dishes and a few extras for those who prefer to avoid spices. Glad you...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky enough to squeeze in a visit to the Pepper Shack before John and Verna headed off for their much needed break. As delicious as ever we opted for our old favourites and the goat curry was heavenly. Washed down by a cocktail...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank tracytroo
ShackTalk, Manager at Pepper Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Very nice to have you in again ... glad you enjoyed. Yes, indeed, one of your companion diners decided she would start at the top of the Long Vodka cocktails and work her way down the list. In fact, she reached No 3 ... Martinique...More

Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Me and my parents are new to Brixham and had heard great reviews about Pepper Shack so decided to go here for an evening meal one night. The service was brilliant and very accommodating. The setting/interior isn’t exactly a “romantic dinner” vibe. But don’t be...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ecl1992
ShackTalk, Manager at Pepper Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Haha ... well, Mac Pie is commonly served with other dishes across the Caribbean ... always good to have an open mind to new things. I guess the romantic dinner depends on a number of things ... but certainly whispering sweet nothings probably isn't best...More

Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

I'd like to give it 3.5 stars. Echoing previous reviews really. The service was prompt, helpful and polite, the food fresh, hot and, I'm guessing, authentic. Plenty of choice for myself and my wife and the cost was reasonable. The room was cosy but I'd...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank ilo2
ShackTalk, Manager at Pepper Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Ha ... Yes, I know the Charity Shop review ... and quite often mention it to customers when our Eclectic surroundings come up. Most commonly, people say 'Really?'. There are way more people enjoy a little nose around the various bits and pieces on sale...More

Reviewed 30 October 2018

My husband and I visited for an anniversary meal. Excellent service, food, wine and cocktails. Even a complimentary dessert. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening in a small cosy restaurant right on the harbour. The restaurant was very busy and the vibe great. We will be...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank PH060148
ShackTalk, Manager at Pepper Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Thanks very much ... glad we were able to give you a good time for your anniversary ... seems it went well across the board!

Reviewed 25 October 2018

We were a group of four adults plus two dogs (our golden retriever and a also a rat on a lead) who had booked on line. Small place but a real gem in Brixham - John even gave us a window seat so that having...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jon0408travel
ShackTalk, Manager at Pepper Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2018

Glad you enjoyed the meal ... it is always nice when we manage to convince someone new to the flavours ... and, many times, the meat whether it might be Mutton or Goat. Children and dogs are fine ... as long as clean and well-behaved....More

Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Don’t miss out on this great food! My wife and I shared a goat curry and a salt fish with ackee. Try them, you will not be disappointed. Proper family business with mum doing the cooking and dad front of house providing great service.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Chipsholme
ShackTalk, Manager at Pepper Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2018

Pleasure to meet you ... always nice when we have a bit more time to chat ... and also get the service right, haha. Thanks for a nice review.

Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

My Husband and I visited the Pepper Shack on the last night of our stay in Brixham. The food is excellent, we had the chicken and mango tart and deep fried prawns to start. The pastry for the tarts just melted in your mouth, the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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ShackTalk, Manager at Pepper Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2018

Well, we can't be accused of rushing people, haha. Everything is prepared by Verna so we can be sure it is done properly ... inevitably that does take a little time but we're usually pretty timely ... occasionally needing a little patience when a few...More

Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

The title says it all. John and Verna were both very welcoming, and couldn't have done any more for us - e.g. they asked us if we'd like to move to a table with more of a view once it was vacated. The food was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 717kevb
ShackTalk, Manager at Pepper Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

Thanks very much ... always nice to hear things have gone well ... but especially so for our 600th review. When we are out ourselves, I always hate it when things are less than they might be ... so we do our best to make...More

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28 October 2016|
Response from ShackTalk | Property representative |
Yes ... we do 3 Child options ... all homemade ... Burger & Chips, Chicken Nuggets & Chips, Spaghetti Bolognese. We also do a number of other non-spicy starters and main courses. The whole menu is on our website but please... More
14 July 2015|
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Response from ShackTalk | Property representative |
Hi ... there are indeed several vegetarian options which you will find on our menu at PepperShack co uk. These range from the salad and goat cheese samosas (no spice in either) to mildly spiced Chick Pea and Red Bean... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No 1 The Strand | (Side door next to Simply Fish), Brixham TQ5 8EH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Brixham
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 882978
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Brixham's harbour-side restaurant offers Trinidadian Verna's native Caribbean cuisine alongside great local ribs & home-made steak burgers, local seafood and fun desserts. Carnival favourites Goat Curry, Saltfish & Ackee and Jerk Chicken take pride of place among a number of home-grown recipes - Trinidad Chicken & King Prawn Curry, Pineapple Pork, Legendary Lamb Shank and local Scallop & Ling Curry. Jerk Pork Skewers, Seafood Tart and San Fernando Spicy Prawns appear amongst the starters along with Patties, Gurnard Goujons, Home-made Samosas and Scallops & Hogs. We use local fish in a number of seafood dishes including Fish Bites and a number of curries. Vegetarians are offered Pumpkin Patties and Goat Cheese Samosas among the starters, followed by Sweet Potato & Black Bean Curry, Chilli sin Carne and even Jamaican Jerk Tofu among the Vegan options. A good part of the menu is Gluten-free as indicated in the online menu. Home-made Banana Cake, Sticky Toffee Pudding, Banoffee Pie, Morgan-spiced Rum Panacotta are complemented by Ice Cream, Sorbets, Pineapple Sundae and our own Rum Baba. For children, there are home-made Chicken Nuggets, Spaghetti Bolognese and more Ice Cream. Pepper Shack is fully licensed until midnight with Red Stripe, Sol, Peroni, local Dartmoor ales, Healey's Cornish Ciders, wines from around the world and a wide range of rums among the spirits. We also offer an extensive Cocktail Menu and even Ice Cream Liqueur Cocktails
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